Silenos

Roman
Roman Imperial
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 202.

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6368

Medium or Technique

Marble, Western Asiatic(?)

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The face, left ear, and hair are somewhat chipped and weathered. This head was carved as the decorative top to a circular shaft, to be set as an ornament in the peristyle or outdoor garden of a Roman villa. The base of the neck is finished in a flat circle, and the back of the head consists merely of a half-cone rising to the line visible above the forehead and pointed ears.

Provenance

By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA; accessioned: 07/01/1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection